Fundamentals


#1

Hi guys,

any ideas how the thread about the FEM(Solid Mechanics, Thermal Analysis) and CFD fundamentals should be named? I would suggest we add another thread in the forum but before we publish “Chapters” we post them in a seperate thread here in the Power Users Group and discuss what might be improved.
And it would be cool if we have responsible guys from the staff checking our chapters.

I would start with the Finite Element Method (preferably alone because I want to be consistent with my chapters but if you have ideas I will highlight that you gave me the inspiration ;-)) including the following points at the beginning:

• History of FEM
• Matrix Algebra
• Truss analysis (Derivation of the basic equations by analysing truss structures/beams)
• Strong/Weak form
• and so on…

I would also add some homework as an annex but without giving the solution. People doing the homework can send their ideas to me handwritten as a photo or scanned to me and I will correct them. As soon as they have a certain amount of points they receive a badge for the chapter they completed. I think that will be super cool and immensely motivates new users.

What do you think? Other wishes? Improvements?


#2

Moved from the PowerUser group to Meta to let others participate in the discussion (@CadManDo, …)


#3

@AnnaFless hope we can leave it in the Meta topic. Waiting for your response.


#4

Hi @jousefm - moving this to the #community-support-and-collaboration category since it’ll be a team effort with you heading up the FEM sections.

I’d say we post all of the topics in the #using-simscale:fea topic (Part 1, Part 2, etc.) and then we can add the link to the previous and next topic so that they flow together nicely